Posted on 18 June 2013
The City of Kent invites families to celebrate Independence Day in style with its annual Fourth of July Splash. Held at Lake Meridian Park on Thursday, July 4, the day begins at noon with games, family activities, food, entertainment, boat parade and more. The day concludes with a spectacular fireworks display sponsored by the Kent Parks & Recreation Department and the Lake Meridian Community Association.
Attendees are encouraged to take one of the shuttle buses from Kent Fire Station #75, Kentwood High School or Meridian Elementary to avoid traffic and parking issues.
For a complete list of activities and events, including shuttle information, visit the City of Kent website.
Posted on 11 June 2012
Friday, June 15 and
Friday, August 17
Lake Meridian Park
- 0.5, 1.2 and 2.4 mile distances
- Wetsuit and nonwetsuit divisions
- Winners get a pie
- Bring the family for a BBQ dinner. Athletes eat for free.
- Perfect prep for the swim leg of your next triathlon, and ideal for Ironman Couer d’Alene athletes. Register online here.
Event sponsored in part by Northwest Tri & Bike.
Posted on 05 April 2011
Interested in learning to dragon boating? No special skills are needed. Meet at the boat dock at Lake Meridian Park at 10 am Saturday morning. All equipment is provided. Women’s and co-ed classes are available. The first three classes are free. For more information, contact Maureen Roberts.
Posted on 28 June 2010
From the City of Kent:
Thousands are expected to attend Kent’s annual 4th of July Splash and evening fireworks celebration at Lake Meridian Park. But other parks get heavy use over the holiday weekend, too. The result is debris from unauthorized fireworks littering the parking lots and grounds.
So, neighbors, families, scouts and other volunteers are invited to donate an hour or two between 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 5th, to help clean up one of the hardest-hit parks. The select parks are West Hill Park and West Fenwick Park on the west hill and Morrill Meadows Park and North Meridian Park on the east hill.
“We encourage volunteers to work together to ‘be green’ and keep recycling separate from trash,” said Parks Director Jeff Watling. Trash bags will be dropped off at each park site for volunteers to use and maintenance staff will pick up full bags afterwards. A Parks staff member will travel to each site, beginning on the west hill from 9-10 and moving to the other parks for the last hour.
Registration forms are available at www.KentWAParks.com, click on Volunteer, or call 253-856-5110. Registration is encouraged by July 1 to give staff an idea of community interest.
Posted on 11 June 2010
The boat launch at Lake Meridian will be temporarily closed due to unusually high rainfall. The City of Kent is monitoring the water levels daily and will re-open the boat launch as soon as conditions improve.
“Boating activity and the wakes they create could potentially cause erosion of the shoreline,” said Jeff Watling, Kent’s Parks and Recreation Director. “The amount of rainfall we’ve seen this June is unprecedented. Closures of the boat launch typically occur only during winter months.”
For more information and updates on the boat launch, visit www.choosekent.com.
Posted on 29 June 2009
Thousands of visitors attend Lake Meridian Park’s annual 4th of July Splash and evening fireworks celebration. The event requires a major clean-up for Parks staff the next day. Other parks get heavy use over the holiday weekend, too, with debris from unauthorized fireworks littering parking lots and grounds.
This year the 4th of July falls on a Saturday. So while many of us will be sleeping in on Sunday morning, Kent Parks maintenance workers will be up early, tackling Lake Meridian beach and Van Doren’s Landing Park beginning at 6:00 AM. At 9:00 AM, Kent Parks invites neighbors, families and other volunteers to spend an hour or two at five key parks helping to get them cleaned up for all to enjoy once again.
The parks needing the most assistance are:
• West Fenwick Park
• West Hill Park
• Morrill Meadows Park
• Springwood Park
• Scenic Hill Park
Parks Maintenance staff will be on hand and trash bags will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to work together to “be green” and keep recycling bags separate from trash. Meet your neighbors, make friends, and get a little exercise.
A nice way to start your Sunday!
For more information: 253-856-5110, visit www.KentWAParks.com (click on Volunteer) or email Tony Donati.